HC Deb 23 May 1985 vol 79 c491W
Mr. Ron Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what studies the Forestry Commission has made of forest decline and acid rain damage to trees in other countries.

Mr. John MacKay

The Forestry Commission keeps closely in touch with the situation in Europe and North America, and its scientists have made several visits to West Germany to study the problem. A Forestry Commission scientist, together with others from Britain, took part earlier this month in an advanced research workshop in Canada on the effects of acid deposition on forests, wetlands and agricultural ecosystems.

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